$4.85 Million to SA Racing Industry

The State Government has announced it will provide $4.85 million to S.A. racing industry to protect local jobs and help offset losses incurred as a result of the betting operations tax. Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard said he was pleased to be able to secure Racing SA the one-of grant to help support the important work of Thoroughbred Racing SA, Greyhound Racing SA and Harness Racing SA. “The state’s $400 million racing industry is enormously valuable to our economy and supports 3,600 South Australian jobs, from trainers and jockeys to all other support staff” said Minister Wingard.
Frances Nelson QC, Chair of Racing SA & Thoroughbred Racing SA, said that the SA racing industry was very appreciative of the funding provided by the State Government